The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently unveiled the revised design of new 100 rupee note. The 100 rs new note will be the 6th redesigned currency note in India following the announcement of demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes in November 2016. While the design of Rs 500 note was revised, the Rs 1000 note remains no longer a legal tender. Here in this article, we will get to know the new 100 rupee note closely.
Know the newly launched 100 Rs Note
The new 100 rupee note is a fresh addition to Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series. When the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced demonetization of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes on 3rd November 2016, the new designed Rs 500 and Rs 2000 notes were released while the 100 rupee note was left untouched till now. In between this duration of around 20 months, RBI had issued three other new design notes including Rs 10, Rs 50 and Rs 200.
RBI announced the decision of issue new 100 Rs note through a press release, also mentioning that the new Rs 100 note will be available shortly to public through the banking channel. The new note will bear the signature of RBI Governor Dr. Urjit R. Patel.
New Rs 100 Note: The new note has lavender as its base colour. “The note has other designs, geometric patterns aligning with the overall colour scheme, both at the obverse and reverse,” RBI said in a statement. The new 100 rupee note will be slightly smaller than the current note, with its dimensions being 66 mm X 142 mm.
The new note will have motif of RANI KI VAV (Queen’s Stepwell) on the reverse. UNESCO had recognized 11th century wonder Rani Ki Vav in Patan (Gujarat) as a World Heritage Site in 2014. The note will also have Swachh Bharat Logo and slogan on reverse.
The Rs 100 note issued by the RBI in the earlier series will continue to be legal tender. “The printing and supply of Rs 100 new note for distribution to public through the banking channel will gradually increase,” RBI further added in the statement. With the launch of new 100 rupee note, the banks will have to recalibrate the ATMs once again to accomodate the new notes. Earlier, the banks had to change ATM setting to dispense new notes of Rs 2000, Rs 500 and Rs 200.
The Note issued under Mahatma Gandhi (New) Series:
Rs 10 – Chocolate Brown Colour
Rs 50 – Flouorescent Blue Colour
Rs 100 – Lavender Colour
Rs 200 – Bright Yellow Colour
Rs 500 – Stone Grey Colour
Rs 2000 – Magenta Colour
Konark Sun Temple, Odisha
Stone Chariot, Hampi
Sanchi Stupa, Madhya Pradesh
Red Fort, Delhi